R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.
Harold Ramis and Beverly d'Angelo filmed scenes that were cut from the film, but can be viewed as extras on the DVD. Ramis played Rob's father and d'Angelo played a "too tan" woman trying to sell Rob her soon-to-be-ex-husband's record collection.
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of ...
When Barry shows up with his top-five-records-to-play-on-a-Monday-morning "conversation stimulator" compilation tape, Rob's hair changes between shots during the ensuing argument.
The opening of the film begins with the sound of the mechanism (which releases the belt that drives the turntable) initiated by the tone arm of a record player swinging over, followed by the needle making purchase in the opening groove of a vinyl record.
In the version premiered on Comedy Central in 2003, there are numerous dialogue changes due to adult language, but several of these can be clearly identified as alternate takes rather than overdubs:
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